Course Scholars

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Aparupa Bhattacharjee is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. 

Her research is focussed on Southeast Asia, primarily Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia. In particular, she studies politics, conflicts and peace processes relating to Myanmar, with a special attention on the Rohingya conflict. 

She has previously been the Coordinator, Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP), at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). She had also supervised the Institute’s Myanmar Project. After IPCS, she has worked with Jhpiego-an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, for a year.  

Apart from her research, she has been an active part of the outreach team of both IPCS previously, and NIAS presently. She has also been associated with the Consortium for South Asian Think Tank (COSATT) Network.

GP Commentaries

Conflict Reader

Civilian protests vs military: Three factors will decide the outcome in Myanmar

February 2021 | CWA # 429

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Conflict Reader

Thailand: For the pro-democracy protests, it is a long march ahead

December 2020 | CWA # 406

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka

Who and Why of the Perpetrators

April 2020 | CWA # 267

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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GP Insights

Myanmar: 100 days of military rule is marked by instability, with use of force and public protests

May 2021 | GP Insights # 519

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Venezuela: Maduro consolidates his hold with a new election

December 2020 | GP Insights # 450

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Vietnam: The second wave

August 2020 | GP Insights # 394

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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